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Monday Highlights: New iOS 12 feature Apple announces today will share you location securely and automatically when you call 911, for users in the US—more in our Apple/Macintosh section; Reuters reports Apple's commissions for App Store apps to be considered by US Supreme Court in antitrust case; Quick Look bug in macOS could leak your encrypted data; Total War: Warhammer 2 definintely coming to Mac; LG seems to be desperate trying to convince iPhone loyalists to switch; Alexa under fire from US Senators concerned over privacy; iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak progress here, and iOS 12 jailbroken on iPhone X; iMore reviews HomePod, now for sale in Canada.

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  • "Apple's Cook shows passion: Charisma seen as key to CEO position"  Associated Press 7:46 AM
  • "Jim O'Neill: I Hope The US Presidential Candidates Read Apple's Earnings Announcement"  Business Insider 7:02 PM
  • "Apple shows the new Silk Road is paved with gold"  New York Post 7:39 AM
  • "Apple Uses Office Locations to Minimize Tax Burden, NYT Reports"  Bloomberg 10:56 AM
  • "Apple pioneered tax avoidance tactics, report claims" Crave @ CNET 7:55 AM
  • "Apple's tax strategies: 'Double Irish With a Dutch Sandwich'/The New York Times uses Apple as a lens to look at the loopholes in corporate tax codes" Fortune 7:45 AM
  • "Apple Is Doomed: The Phony Sony Parallel"  Monday Note 3:32 PM
  • "Ready to settle? Apple and Samsung CEOs to meet May 21-22 for settlement talks" Digital Trends 11:12 AM
  • "Google to court: Galaxy Nexus code is closed just like that of the iPhone" Foss Patents 7:56 AM
  • "Foxconn workers sing its praises, but profit disappoints" Reuters 7:45 AM
  • "Promise Trumps Peril on Planet iPhone: The bigger the iPhone gets as a global phenomenon, the more power Apple will have over carriers, manufacturers, and even competitors and consumers. But the harder it will become to keep repeating phenomenal success."  Barron's 4/28
  • "Does the iPad cannibalize Apple's laptops? CEO Tim Cook says they do, and the latest MacBook-line sales figures show a slump" Computerworld 4/28
  • "Apple's Response on Its Tax Practices"  New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/28
  • "How Apple Sidesteps Billions in Global Taxes" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/28
  • "The Times takes on Apple again, with report on taxes: Following the year's earlier reports on Foxconn and on Apple's practice of sending manufacturing overseas, The New York Times publishes a piece that claims Apple has been a pioneer in developing ways to sidestep taxes." CNET News 4/28
  • "Xbox and iPad, the new pen and pencil" [Video Report] Melbourne Age 4/28
  • "Apple's inevitable path to a post-PC era" GigaOM 4/28
  • "Apple and Samsung CEOs to meet on May 21 and 22 for settlement talks in San Francisco court"  Foss Patents 4/28
  • "List of 50+ Apple-Samsung lawsuits in 10 countries" Foss Patents 4/28
  • "Apple vs Samsung 1 year anniversary: 10 lawsuits, 50 countries - and counting" CNET News 4/28
  • "Apple's Reported Foxconn Protest Not Actually About Apple"  Forbes 4/28
  • "Woz: Microsoft might have reincarnated Steve Jobs/Apple's co-founder says there's 'no contest' between the prettiness of Windows Phones interfaces and those of Android phones. Indeed, he says Microsoft, to make them so pretty, might have had help from above." CNET News 4/28
  • "Ex-Apple's Woz says 'iPhone best, but Windows bests Android"  Computerworld 4/28
  • "Steve Wozniak on Windows Phone: 'Compared to Android, there's no contest'" The Next Web 4/28
  • "Tim Cook, the right person for Apple's evolution?" Applepeels 4/28
  • "Would Apple Create a Smartwatch? If So, When?" Techland 4/28
  • "Future California Store To Land In New Territory" ifoAppleStore 4/28
  • "Snow Leopard users most prone to Flashback infection: Russian AV firm's data also shows that 28% of Lion users are running out-of-date OS" Computerworld 7:56 AM
  • "Flashback bots search Twitter for controllers, hit Snow Leopard hardest" Ars Technica 3:35 PM
  • "Flashback malware exposes big gaps in Apple security response" ZDNet 11:43 AM
  • "Flashback Trojan: wake-up call for Mac users" ZDNet UK 8:04 AM
  • "Mac Flashback Flaw Re-used by New Malware Campaign" Techworld 8:02 AM
  • "15 months after launch, Apple's Mac App Store hits 10K app milestone" VentureBeat 4/28
  • "Over A Year Since Launch, The Mac App Store Passes 10,000 App Milestone" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Apple's Mac App Store reaches 10,000 applications" AppleInsider 4/27
  • "iOS developers plan an alternative to WWDC after sell out" BGR 4/27
  • "Apple Cancels WWDC Orders For Developers Who Purchased More Than One Ticket" Cult of Mac 4/27
  • "Java Development Kits for OS X Released, Consumer Version Soon" The Mac Observer 4/27
  • "Hackers re-target Apple Mac OS with Flashback Java security vulnerability" V3 4/27
  • "New SDK offers solution to Apple phasing out iOS UDID: Adfonic's new SDK for iOS offers compatibility with alternatives to Apple's the UDID device identification system that Apple is rumoured to be phasing out." Macworld UK 4/27
  • "Converting from AAC to Apple Lossless used a relatively trivial amount of CPU. The theory was that Apple *designed* Apple Lossless in order to make the conversion efficient from an algorithmic perspective which allows for efficient transcoding on playback. I'm not sure the same is true of FLAC. It seems slow to convert, let alone transcode. There's no important difference here. Sure, it takes time and processing power to convert *to* FLAC. But who cares? By design, it is extremely fast to convert *from* FLAC; that's why it is possible to play a FLAC file directly (i.e., the [playback] conversion is much, much, much faster than the real-time that elapses during play)." MacInTouch 4/28
  • "Q&A: MacFixIt Answers/What options are available for an encrypted drive without a key or password, along with other questions answered." MacFixIt 4/27
  • "Enable Smooth Scrolling in Firefox to Dramatically Improve Web Browsing" OS X Daily 11:13 AM
  • "Mac Tip: Change The Location Of Your iTunes Library" MacTrast 7:57 AM
  • "Typeli Is A Questionable OSX Note-Taking App" MacStories 4/28
  • "Five Super Helpful Mac Apps for Music Fans" Gizmodo 4/28
  • "Get Extended CPU Information from the Command Line" OS X Daily 4/28
  • "I really like the utility of Preview's signature function. Unfortunately, I have a non-camera display.Using another Mac to capture the signature, I found where it was stored only to learn that it is encrypted and Preview cannot unencrypt it on another computer (which makes sense). Is there a way around this w/o going to an external package? For example, is there any way to tether an iPhone for this purpose? How about putting your Mac into Firewire Target Mode and booting to it from the Mac with the camera? Then you could capture the sig into your own system, avoiding the security issues." MacInTouch 4/28
  • "Apple's iBooks Author: the iTunes of self-publishing apps?" Ars Technica 4/27
  • "The shortest Google Drive review you'll read today: Known unknown error leaves Mac in neutral" The Register 4/27
  • "QuickMailer Review: Let's not pause for these e-messages" Mac|Life 4/27
  • "MacMost Now 702: iPad Video Screen Capture With AirServer" MacMost 4/27
  • "Review: The Cheap Super App Converter For Mac (money, units, and calculators)" Mac 360 4/27
  • "Try The Cheap And Easy Way To Run Linux (and Windows) On Your Mac" NoodleMac 4/27
  • "Get Free Classy Photos For Your Mac's Desktop Wallpaper (new images daily)" TeraTalks 4/27
  • "How To Bring Photo Album Slideshows To Your Mac's Screen (while you're working)" McSolo 4/27
  • "A Cheap Mac App That Gives You A Pain Free, Instant Backup Experience" Mac 360 4/27
  • "Why You Need This Mac App Spam Filter Instead Of Apple's Junk Mail" BohemianBoomer 4/27
  • "The Future Of Time Tracking And Attention Management Is A Free Mac App" Mac 360 4/27
  • "You're the Pundit: Are iOS and OS X headed on a collision course?" TUAW 4/28
  • "Forget Apple: Oracle to bring Java security fixes directly to Mac users" Ars Technica 4/27
  • "On the Gamification of Apps and Strongly-Worded Opinions" 512 Pixels 4/27
  • "The Case For Multiple Apple Developer Conferences" Cult of Mac 4/27
  • "Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: Perhaps the Best Version Ever" Low End Mac 4/27
  • "Apple fanboi offers to change name to get WWDC ticket" The Register 4/27
Press Releases
  • "Entourage Address Extractor 3.0.0" Softhing 9:11 AM
  • "Mac MXF Converter to convert MXF files on Mac" prMac 4/28
  • "Oracle providing direct Java support for OS X, updates to be more timely" TUAW 4/28
  • "Firefox 13 (Beta) Goes Live For Mac, Windows, and Linux!" RazorianFly 4/27
  • "Opera 12 goes 64-bit, sandboxes plugins, delivers very good HTML5 compatibility" FairerPlatform 4/27
  • "Wolfram Alpha Launches Desktop App" Mashable 4/27
  • "Oracle proVides Java fixes directly to Mac users" Macworld 4/27
  • "Oracle upgrades standard Java, JavaFX: Enhancements include first delivery of SDKs for Mac OS X, along with garbage collection and virtual machine boosts" InfoWorld 4/27
  • "Oracle finally releases first Java Developement Kits for Mac OS X" 9 to 5 Mac 4/27
  • "PDF2Office Pro v6.0 converts XPS & PDFs to OmniGraffle and Office files" prMac 4/27
  • "DropKey Brings Effortless File Encryption to the Mac" prMac 4/27
  • "Free Online Automation Workshops --complete course outlines and materials for delivering guided hands-on workshops, designed to teach attendees how to use the powerful automation tools built-into OS X." Mac OS X Automation 4/27
General Interest/Potpourri
  • "Who's the King of Smartphone Sales?" PCWorld 3:33 PM
  • "Last week in Asia: Apple soars in China, Samsung tops global mobile sales and more" The Next Web 7:53 AM
  • "Apple Takes Bigger Bite into Israel: Apple's new development center in Haifa is looking for hi-tech engineers and joins Intel and Microsoft by expanding in Israel." Arutz Sheva: Israel 8:14 AM
  • "So who's behind Apple attacks in Australia? Samsung denies that it's behind flashmobs picketing outside Apple Stores in Australia with signs saying 'wake up.' But if it isn't Samsung, who could it be? Google?" CNET News 4/28
  • "Mob Tells iPhone Fans To 'Wake Up': Samsung's displeasure with Apple can be found in courtrooms around the world, in the mockery of iPhone users in its advertising and this week it spilled into the streets." PCWorld 4/28
  • "Will Adelaide's Apple store be totally iBoring?" Adelaide Now 4/28
  • "Australia Planning Agency Criticizes Storefront Design" ifoAppleStore 4/28
  • "Apple's iPhone Silences Doubters: Tech Weekly" TheStreet 4/28
  • "Apple Flirting with Epix for Streaming Video From 3 Major Studios [Video] Mashable 4/28
  • "Apple promises to build 100 percent green data center" UberGizmo 4/28
  • "Gaming Apps No Longer Number One with iPhone and iPad Owners" PadGadget 4/28
  • "Samsung denies staging 'Wake Up' anti-Apple flashmob" SlashGear 4/28
  • "Study: Apple customer service complaints low, call automation could use work" AppleInsider 4/27
  • "Apple Ireland political visit applauds Euro expansion" SlashGear 4/27
  • "Irish PM visits Apple's European headquarters" AppleInsider 4/27
  • "Workers protest at Foxconn plant in China: Workers at a Chinese factory owned by Foxconn, Apple Inc's main manufacturer, threatened to jump off the roof of a building in a protest over wages just a month after the two firms announced a landmark agreement on improving working conditions." Reuters 4/27
  • "iPhone app dowloads plummeted in March while marketing costs held steady" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "Crackdown On Download Bots Meant Installs For Top iOS Apps Took A Dive In March" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Apple to open a staff-only eatery to keep secrets safe" BBC 4/27
  • "Study: iOS dominates Android four to one in the enterprise/Mobile management vendor Good finds Apple is crushing Android on tablet front, holding slim lead in smartphones" InfoWorld 4/27
  • "Kindle Fire killing other Android tabs, iPad dominates" FairerPlatform 4/27
  • "A look behind Apple's App Store curtain" CNNMoney 4/27
  • "Could Apple be affected by Brazilian Foxconn strike? Next week's strikes are unlikely to have an impact on Apple product supplies" Macworld UK 4/27
  • "Apple iOS Leads Enterprise Adoption With Strong Growth Driven By iPhone 4S and iPad 2 in Q1 2012 – Good Technology" MacPrices 4/27
  • "Samsung overtakes Apple as world's largest smartphone vendor: Shifts 31 per cent of total market share" The Inquirer 4/27
  • "Did Samsung sell more smartphones than Apple?" Fortune 4/27
  • "Samsung Passes Nokia To Become World's No. 1 Phone Maker" AllThingsD 4/27
  • "The King is dead -- Samsung snatches crown from Nokia and Apple" BetaNews 4/27
  • "Apple, Samsung: IHS, Strategy Analytics Can't Agree Who's No. 1" Barron's 4/27
  • "Apple kills Chomp for Android app — Apple News, Tips and Reviews" GigaOM 4/27
  • "Apple lets kids play with iPads rather than iMacs" TUAW 4/27
  • "Indie 'Jobs' movie finds its Wozniak: 'Book of Mormon' star Josh Gad in talks to play Apple co-founder" Variety 4/27
  • "Steve Jobs' death clears way for Broadway star to play Woz: Sticking with their casting policy of picking actors-who-look-quite-a-lot-like-the-character, the makers of the Steve Jobs biopic are in talks with tubby TV funnyman Josh Gad for the part of Steve Wozniak." The Register 4/27
  • "Monster to release iPhone speaker docks this year" CNET Asia 4/27
Non-Apple News
  • "Researchers Create Glare-Free Self-Cleaning Glass [Video] Mashable 4/28
  • "Sony releases Android Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for Tablet S" V3 4/27
  • "Panasonic touts monster 8k by 4k 'flickerless' plasma: 145in big enough for ya?" Register Hardware 4/27
  • "Huawei: Touch-free smartphones and infinite cloud storage are on the way" IDG News Service 4/27
  • "Dropbox Boosts Free Storage Limit to 5GB to Match Google Drive" PCWorld 4/27
  • "Google goes to Washington: The FTC looks prepared to go to trial over antitrust complaints. Meanwhile, Google is expanding its Washington presence in a big way." Fortune 4/27
  • "Google explains Ice Cream Sandwich delays" TG Daily 4/27
  • "Google Drive Problem Is a Public Cloud Problem, Says Privacy Expert" CSO 4/27
  • "Acer to reenter world top-3 PC vendor rankings, says chairman" DigiTimes 4/27
  • "Former Sun chief about Google: 'immune to copyright laws, good citizenship, they don't share'" Foss Patents 4/27
  • "F-Secure cuts growth outlook, shares drop" Reuters 4/27
  • "RIM's Future Hangs on Developer Support for 'new BlackBerry'" Network World 4/27
  • "RIMM Up 4% on Chatter of 'BB10' Time Frame, Fairfax Remarks" Barron's 4/27
  • "Sharp to eke out profit on washing machines and printers" Reuters 4/27
  • "Samsung Galaxy series rockets company to record £2.75bn profit" V3 4/27
  • "Galaxy phones power Samsung to record $5.2 billion profit" Reuters 4/27
  • "Google Patent Reveals a QWERTY Styled Smartphone Design" Patent Bolt 4/27
  • "Talkcast tonight: Profits, taxes and WWDC at 10 pm ET / 7 pm PT" TUAW 7:01 PM
  • "Gene Steinberg meets tech writer Geoffrey Morrison, AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger, and The NPD Group's Ross Rubin this week on The Tech Night Owl LIVE" The Tech Night Owl LIVE 4/27
  • "Interview with Anne Geddes about 'My First Five Years" Your Mac Life 4/27
  • "Ken Segall Recalls His Stories As Steve Jobs' Ad Man On This Week's CultCast" Cult of Mac 4/27
  • "Interview with Ken Segall, author of 'Insanely Simple" Your Mac Life 4/27
  • "MacBook Pros may get Ivy Bridge; whither the Mac Pros? The OpenForum speculates" Ars Technica 4/28
  • "Apple pulls Bluetooth OnOff from the App Store" ZDNet 4/27
  • "New iPad lands in India and eight other countries today: Apple's new tablet travels around the world to nine more countries today, adding up to a grand total of 56 different nations." CNET News 4/27
  • "Third Generation iPad Comes to India, 8 More Countries" The Mac Observer 4/27
  • "Linux Creator Loves MacBook Air, Ivy Bridge MacBook Update Expectations, and More" Low End Mac 4/27
  • "Apple's Record 2nd Quarter, Free Snow Leopard for MobileMe Users, iCloud Alternatives, and More" Low End Mac 4/27
Price Trackers/Deals
  • "FANTASYxRUNNERS For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 7:45 AM
  • "Bravo Force: Last Stand For iPhone and iPad Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $2.99)" Apple Sliced 4/28
  • "Castle Attack -Ultimate HD+ For iPhone and iPad Is Free Today (Was $3.99)" Apple Sliced 4/28
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 20 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 4/28
  • "Apple MacBook Pro Buyer's Guide -17 Inch Models -Up to $380 Off Current Models" MacReviewZone 4/28
  • "Apple MacBook Air Buyer's Guide -Up To $120 Off Currently Shipping Models" MacReviewZone 4/28
  • "Refurbished & Used iMac Buyer's Guide -Prices Start From $199" MacReviewZone 4/28
  • "Postale For iPhone Is Temporarily Available For Free (Normally $1.99)" Apple Sliced 4/27
  • "Retro Pinball For iPhone and iPad Is Free Right Now (Previously $0.99)" Apple Sliced 4/27
  • "I Must Run! Reloaded For iPhone Is Free Today (Was $0.99)" Apple Sliced 4/27
  • "iPad Accessories Buyer's Guide -Best Selling Apple iPad Accessories -From $2 To $350 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 4/27
  • "iPad (2012) Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/27
  • "MacBook Air Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/27
  • "MacBook Pro Prices & Sales" MacPrices 4/27
  • "Weekend Mac Deals: Refurbished Mac mini from $469" FairerPlatform 4/27
  • "PadGadget Daily App Deal – 19 iPad Apps on Sale" PadGadget 4/27
  • "Best Selling Digital Cameras -Prices Range From $68 To $2,500 -Prices, Reviews And Information" MacReviewZone 4/27

  • "iRig Mix Turns Music Listeners Into Music Makers" Wired 8:02 AM
  • "Das Keyboard – The Best Mac Keyboard? (Review)" Tapscape 8:12 AM
  • "6 Ways To Turn Your iPad Into A Laptop: Apple says it won't make tablet-laptop hybrids, but these add-on products will turn your iPad into a work-friendly machine." InformationWeek 4/28
  • "Feel Better Letting Your Kids Borrow The iPad With X-Doria's Widge" App Advice 4/28
  • "Apple iPhone 4S review" T3 4/27
  • "Single Drive Thunderbolt: CalDigit T1 versus others" Bare Feats 4/27
  • "Comfe Hands Help Ipad Users Get a Grip – Ipad Gear Review" PadGadget 4/27
  • "Monster's Clarity HD Model One Speakers Are Party Central [Review] Cult of Mac 4/27
  • "Latest iPad: Bangkok Arrival, Unboxing and Setup" eXtensions 4/27
  • "Pixma MG4120: All the basics, expensive black ink" Macworld 4/27
  • "DBest Duo Speakers Great For Small Devices While You're On-The-Go" MacNews 4/27
  • "Hammerhead Capo Case Review: The Capo case from Hammerhead does what it says it does - protects and serves." 148Apps 4/27
  • "Orion iPhone 4/4S review: A leather version of the Smart Cover for the iPhone" Macworld UK 4/27
iPad/iPhone/iPod touch Apps
  • "Say goodbye to April with one of these 36 downloads" BetaNews 3:33 PM
  • "Slow Motion Movie Output for iOS Devices: SloPro" eXtensions 7:39 AM
  • "In Search of Apps for Television" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/28
  • "PhotoFunia: Interesting iOS Photography App with Potential" eXtensions 4/28
  • "Pip and Posy: Fun and Games is Simple, yet Charming — iPad App Review" PadGadget 4/28
  • "Here's A List Of Top Instagram Viewers For iPad" Redmond Pie 4/27
  • "Review: Tentacle Wars Will Poke Its Way Into Your iPad, Briefly" Wired 4/27
  • "New App Watches Your Every Move: The creators of Placeme think 'persistent tracking' will have all sorts of positive uses—from keeping tabs on your exercise habits to keeping watch over loved ones." Technology Review 4/27
  • "Why iPhone photographers should get Camera Awesome right now" TechHive 4/27
  • "If You Haven't Tried Tweetbot, Hit It Up Right Now...Seriously" AppleBitch 4/27
  • "LinkedIn For iPad Is Great If You're Very LinkedIn [Review] Cult of Mac 4/27
  • "Face Recognition Photo App Hopes To Sidestep Basic Flaw With A Blink [Review] Cult of Mac 4/27
  • "Avengers Origins: Assemble! on My iPad!" Wired 4/27
  • "Appidemic: MonTowers – Legend of Summoners for iPhone, iPod touch" AppleTell 4/27
  • "Cartoonatic+ Review: Add wacky special effects to your mobile Videos" Macworld 4/27
  • "'Marvel Vs. Capcom 2' Review - A Lackluster Port of a Classic but Still a Fun Novelty" Touch Arcade 4/27
  • "A Sugar High You Will Never Want To Come Down From — iPad Game Review" PadGadget 4/27
  • "Moovin Up Review: Moovin Up is a funny puzzle game with some challenging levels involving cows." 148Apps 4/27
  • "Big Win Blackjack Review: It feels a little empty, but Big Win Blackjack is still a worthwhile game of twenty-one." 148Apps 4/27
  • "Lock 'n' Load Review: Hordes of nightmares and fantasy monsters don't stand a chance in this dual-stick shooter." 148Apps 4/27
  • "Ballistic SE Review: Blast through enemy waves in this beautiful twin stick shooter!" 148Apps 4/27
  • "Ski Safari Review/Yes it's 'just' another runner and yes it's got simple one-touch controls, but Ski Safari does one thing incredibly well: Fun." 148Apps 4/27
  • "How to Restore Your iPhone Unlock Ticket [SAM] iClarified 4/28
  • "How To AirPlay Content From iPhone, iPad Or iPod touch To Windows Using Aerodrom" Redmond Pie 4/27
  • "This Is How You Can Ask Siri To Show You A Picture Of Anything" Redmond Pie 7:56 AM
  • "Can I Buy Stuff At An Apple Store With Just My iPhone?" Ask Dave Taylor! 4/28
  • "iPhone Tip: Using The Earphones That Come With Your iPhone" MacTrast 4/28
  • "How to Use Focus & Exposure Lock with the iPhone Camera" OS X Daily 4/27
  • "Stream Your New iPad or iPhone 4S Camera Live To AppleTV with AirPlay [iOS Tips] Cult of Mac 4/27
  • "Computing with Bifocals: Tips for iPhone, Mac Folder Icons, Browser Privacy" The Mac Observer 4/27
  • "Will AT&T and Verizon 4G LTE ever be compatible? Annoyed that your AT&T 4G LTE iPad won't work on Verizon and vice versa? You're not alone. And Ask Maggie explains why and whether it will ever change." CNET News 4/27
  • "iOS Tip: Saving And Accessing Draft Emails On Your iOS Device" MacTrast 4/27
  • "Greed and the rotten Apple syndrome" The Guardian 8:39 PM
  • "Cassandra -Monday Review: It Will Soon be Friday" eXtensions 7:41 PM
  • "MacOS KenDensed: Apple's Killer Earnings & Proview's iPad Sort-of Win" The Mac Observer 5:04 PM
  • "Apple squared, (four)squared" GigaOM 3:31 PM
  • "Apple considered iPhone with physical keyboard? Wait, what? According to former Apple engineer Tony Fadell, one of the proposals for the first iPhone was a hardware keyboard." CNET News 3:11 PM
  • "Apple Only Paid $3.3 Billion in Taxes Last Year" Yahoo! News 5:10 PM
  • "Apple Evades Billions in Corporate Taxes, NY Times Reports" Mashable 3:12 PM
  • "How Apple Minimizes its Corporate Tax Burden" MacRumors 10:54 AM
  • "The NYT Investigates How Apple Sidesteps Billions In Taxes" MacStories 9:25 AM
  • "FYI: You're Probably Not Using Apple's AirPlay Correctly" Business Insider 9:00 AM
  • "No, AirPlay Is Not The New Apple TV" TechCrunch 7:49 AM
  • "Apple Plans to Open Restaurant for Forgetful Staff" Neatorama 7:46 AM
  • "Can You See Apple in a Tooth Fairy Tutu? To pressure Apple to settle, the AP said that the Chinese government regards Proview as the rightful owner of the iPad trademark" Sys-Con Media 4/28
  • "Woz gushes about his Lumia Windows Phone: It's like 'a friend, not a tool'" VentureBeat 4/28
  • "Steve Wozniak Says Windows Phone Is More Beautiful Than iPhone Or Android" Business Insider 4/28
  • "The Macalope Weekly: Always with the negative waves" Macworld 4/28
  • "I have seen the future (And it's made of glass): Here's how incredible breakthroughs in glass technology will transform consumer electronics" Computerworld 4/28
  • "Apple seriously considered giving the iPhone a physical keyboard" iDownload Blog 4/28
  • "Tony Fadell: Apple seriously considered hardware keyboard for iPhone" The Verge 4/27
  • "Ex-Apple exec: iPhone could have had hardware keyboard" Electronista 4/27
  • "My Ridiculous Back And Forth With iTunes Technical Support Staff Because iTunes Won't Let Me Enter The New Security Information" Thomas Fitzgerald 4/27
  • "Celebrity iPhone ads score well with viewers" TUAW 4/27
  • "Apple said talking to Epix over Apple TV streaming" Electronista 4/27
  • "iPhones selling like hotcakes" Examiner 4/27
  • "The Unanalyzable Apple" Forbes 4/27
  • "iPhone 5 rumor rollup for the week ending April 27" Network World 4/27
  • "Particle Debris: Are Apple Fans in Denial? No They're Not" The Mac Observer 4/27
  • "Apple's next revolution should be in your car: Car stereos and navigation systems are a mess, but Apple could make it all just work" InfoWorld 4/27
  • "Bill Gross Is Concerned about Apple's Domination" [Video Report] Bloomberg 4/27
  • "Notebooks are the Past, Tablets are the Future"  Tech.pinions 4/27
  • "6 Reasons iPad Hybrid Tablets Are Inevitable: Apple's chief executive says he won't consider an iPad that transforms into a laptop. Here's why he may not have any choice in the matter." InformationWeek 4/27
  • "Why Apple Shouldn't Kill Off The 17-Inch MacBook Pro" Redmond Pie 4/27
  • "Why Apple Will Never Equal Sony: Is Apple destined to decline, as Forrester's CEO has predicted? If so, it won't be due to the absence of Steve Jobs." InformationWeek 4/27
  • "The True Era Of 'Personal Computing' Is Here" MacNews 4/27
  • "First time Apple product buyers spell trouble for PC world" ZDNet 4/27
  • "iPhone 5: Make or break for Apple v Samsung?" Computerworld 4/27
  • "Apple's Doomed? More Than One Person Thinks So" TheStreet 4/27
  • "The Signs Of Apple's Decline" PixoBebo 4/27
  • "Nielsen: Women more likely to visit a social networking site while watching TV" GigaOM 4/27
  • "Another Big Step Toward DRM-Free E-Books/Amazon, ask yourself. What's worse: piracy, or indifference from the people who are supposed to be your customers?" InformationWeek 4/27
  • "Google's 'Zerg rush' Easter egg game eats up search results" ZDNet 4/27
  • "Building a budget PC for under $360" ZDNet 4/27
  • "The week in tech: 5 must-know things" USA Today 4/27
  • "Video: The Most Insanely Important, Mind-Blowing Tech News of the Week" Techland 4/27
  • "I hate Ubuntu, but my mother-in-law loves it" ZDNet 4/27
  • "Some public cloud providers have 'dirty disks', report finds: Data from other customers can still be accessed long after it was meant to be wiped" Network World 4/27
  • "HTC Titan II Review: Initial Impressions (Hands-On Photos)" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Four Gaming Clichés That Absolutely Need To Die" HotHardware 4/27
  • "How to Migrate From BlackBerry to Android" PCWorld 4/27
  • "These bedrooms are the stuff of nerds' dreams" MSNBC 4/27
  • "Amazon outage one year later: Are we safer?" Network World 4/27
  • "Is GPL licensing in decline? As Apache licenses proliferate, two warring camps have formed over whether the GPL is or isn't falling out of favor" InfoWorld 4/27
  • "BYOD Programs Divide Employees, Businesses: Survey" eWeek 4/27
  • "Why The Antitrust Allegations Against Google Are Absurd" Forbes 4/27
  • "How to Choose Between Cloud Storage Services like Google Drive and Dropbox" Techland 4/27
  • "How Google's Drive helps kill Microsoft's Office" CNET News 4/27
  • "Nokia loses mobile top spot. What does it have left?" GigaOM 4/27
  • "Facebook Has No Business Being Compared to Apple, Google and Amazon" TheStreet 4/27
  • "Dear Samsung: Google Screwed Up -- Time To Ditch Them And Go After Apple Yourself" Business Insider 4/27
  • "Mission Impossibly Funny: Siri Will Self-Destruct in Five Seconds (Video)" AllThingsD 7:44 AM
Press Releases/Products/Public Relations
  • "The new HackStore is now available for Mac users" AppleTell 9:43 PM
  • "PhotoFunia creates seamless Special FX on your iPhone" TUAW 7:41 PM
  • "They're Zombies That Happen To Be Birds - It's Time To Shoot The Zombirds!" App Advice 3:33 PM
  • "JoeyBra: The Perfect Under-the-Shoulder Smartphone Holder? [Video] Mashable 7:04 PM
  • "iPhone-carrying bra is no bust" CNET News 11:43 AM
  • "Jarre AeroPad Two Dock Station for iPad" The Gadgeteer 9:25 AM
  • "Freemium iPhone games are still out there" Appolicious 8:31 AM
  • "EARBUDI Turns Apple Ear Buds into Running Ear Buds" Run Around Tech 8:04 AM
  • "'Python Bytes' app brings the best of 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' series one to iOS" The Verge 7:53 AM
  • "Props - quick Stats for iOS" prMac 11:12 AM
  • "Kick the Buddy: Second Kick Free is a Free Method of Stress Relief" prMac 9:25 AM
  • "Audacity Software releases Frame-O-Matic 1.0 for iOS" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "New iPhone/iPad App For Kids ages 6-12 to Learn and Practice Division" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Shared Paper Lite: Try Digital Paper, Collaborate Between iPads for Free" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "What is bigger than Uranus? Astronomica!" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Full Version of Brick (Retrobit) for iPhone is Free For a Limited Period" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Sirniks Media releases Gravity Blocks - An Unique Arcade/Puzzle Game" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Get Set For a Party With Hunka Technologies Wineboard iPad Application" prMac 7:44 AM
  • "Hunka Technologies developes New iPhone Game - Big Air Style" prMac 7:40 AM
  • "Hunka Technologies Develops New Version of Popular iPhone Game CropCircl" prMac 7:40 AM
  • "Best tech: Ivy Bridge rigs, slim iPad keyboard case/CNET Reviews Editor in Chief Lindsey Turrentine walks you through this week's top-reviewed devices, explaining what matters right now and why." CNET News 4/28
  • "TGI Friday's app for iOS and Android lets customers track and pay their tabs" The Verge 4/28
  • "Casio's 'PicapiCamera' iOS app communicates with blinking colors" The Verge 4/28
  • "Finally, You Can Now Enjoy Playing Jetpack Joyride With Retina Graphics On Your New iPad" App Advice 4/28
  • "A challenging mental exercise game - Wayse for iOS - trains your memory" prMac 4/28
  • "Shoot to survive in Bravo Force: Last Stand for iPhone and iPad" prMac 4/28
  • "Tap Alarm Clock 2.0. Wake up to your own music" prMac 4/28
  • "BlueCam PRO 4.0 adds zoom to Video recording and up to 153x max zoom" prMac 4/28
  • "Wawa Land - Advanced 2D iOS Platformer" prMac 4/28
  • "Hot New Game For Girls To Dress Up Animals Released On iPhone/iPad" prMac 4/28
  • "Feel The Heat of the Upcoming Summer With Agent Slaps Summer" prMac 4/28
  • "Shared Paper: Easy Powerful Digital Paper, Share Ideas Between 16 iPads" prMac 4/28
  • "OneTapAhead 2.0 for iPhone 4 & 4S - Fast Snap Shot Camera" prMac 4/28
  • "Make the Wildest iPhone Screen Ever" prMac 4/28
  • "Mach Software Design announces next generation textbooks for iPad" prMac 4/28
  • "Ascension for iOS on Sale" Wired 4/27
  • "Monty Python app brings 'Flying Circus' sketches to iOS: Python Bytes serves up nearly two dozen sketches from the first season of the show, plus a few fun extras." CNET Reviews 4/27
  • "What do Average Consumers Think of the New Star-studded iPhone Ads? Ace Metrix Knows" Business Wire 4/27
  • "Top 5 GPS Apps For The iPhone" BYTE 4/27
  • "iCade Core & Mobile gain UK pricing and release info" AppleTell 4/27
  • "Apple Co-Founder to Speak at EuraMedia Summit 2012" Globe Newswire 4/27
  • "Linkedin finally arrives on the Apple Ipad" The Inquirer 4/27
  • "Get Plain Text v1.0 - App to Let Users Convert Copied Text to Plain Text" prMac 4/27
  • "Guest List Organizer 2.0 for iPad - Guest Tracker with iCloud Support" prMac 4/27
  • "Tabletop Clock 1.0 Released for iPad" prMac 4/27
  • "Delivery Tracker 1.0 iPhone App now available in Apple App Store" prMac 4/27
  • "Eerie Studios introduce Junk Punk 1.0 for iOS - Fast-Paced Action Game" prMac 4/27
  • "Chronicle Mini 2.0 Released With Bill Reminder E-mail Service" prMac 4/27
  • "2do BY day Offers Users Simplicity In A Task Manager App" prMac 4/27
  • "Australia Visa App Takes The Confusion Out Of Applying For A Visa" prMac 4/27
  • "baKno Releases Charts - The Ultimate 3D Charting Tool for Businesses" prMac 4/27
  • "Distinctive Developments Races onto iOS with Downhill Xtreme Debut" prMac 4/27
  • "iList Apps - My List Shopping App Lets Users Build Lists From The Web" prMac 4/27
Computer Industry
  • "Oracle vs. Google: Dead lawsuit walking" ZDNet 9:43 PM
  • "Windows Phone boost as carriers 'sick of taking orders from Apple'" Neowin 8:09 AM
  • "Windows 8 preview popularity kicking Windows 7's butt" Network World 8:18 AM
  • "Dell enables women, creates unique mobile opportunities" CIO 8:10 AM
  • "HP announces new PPS channel leaders in the U.S. and Canada" eChannelLine 9:57 PM
  • "Nilesat selects Cisco to strengthen contribution network" Telecom Lead 8:10 AM
  • "CIOs see Cisco gaining, Juniper in trials" Network World 8:10 AM
  • "Data Harvesting at Google Not a Rogue Act, Report Finds" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:50 AM
  • "CISPA, the Senate, and what should be done" The Next Web 5:37 PM
  • "Yahoo escalates patent battle with Facebook" USA Today 8:12 AM
  • "Oracle-Google trial puts ex-Sun execs on opposite sides: Former Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz and Java inventor James Gosling side with Google in its court battle with Oracle, while Sun's co-founder Scott McNealy takes Oracle's side. Who is right?" CNET News 4/28
  • "Oracle's Brave New World: Oracle's move into cloud-based software will enhance current offerings and drive new sales. The shares could rise 10% —and possibly much more—in a year." Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 4/28
  • "Oracle, Google Trial: Who Wins Round One? In the first phase of the case, concerning copyrights, Google's arguments have been more compelling than Oracle's, to date. Patent testimony is still to come." InformationWeek 4/28
  • "Microsoft has change of heart about CISPA — drops support" Digital Journal 4/28
  • "Google Drive Signaling the End of Microsoft Office? Umm No." Decrypted Tech 4/28
  • "Microsoft issues swift fix for Hotmail bug: The company claims that no action is needed on the part Hotmail users" Techworld 4/28
  • "Microsoft voted as most attractive employer in India" WinBeta 4/28
  • "Why is IBM sneaking around?" BetaNews 4/28
  • "IBM named in IDC data center transformation and enterprise architecture consulting reports" Telecom Lead 4/28
  • "Jakarta University Taps IBM Smarter Computing to Enhance Student Experience" The Financial 4/28
  • "'Primary Care Spring' unleashed by IBM" Forbes 4/28
  • "Exclusive: Google releases FCC report on Street View probe" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 4/28
  • "Google releases full FCC report on Street View probe" CNET News 4/28
  • "Google has lost control of Android" BetaNews 4/28
  • "Facebook's Patent Acquisitions? They're More About Google Than Yahoo" TechCrunch 4/28
  • "Why is Silicon Valley silent on CISPA?" GigaOM 4/28
  • "Quick fix for Hotmail password bug: Microsoft has rushed out a fix for a serious bug in its Hotmail webmail services." BBC 4/27
  • "Microsoft squashes Hotmail password hijack bug" The Register 4/27
  • "Say Hello to Windows Azure, The World's Most Misunderstood Cloud" Wired Magazine 4/27
  • "Microsoft guns for web sales biz in piracy crackdown: Microsoft reportedly has two more companies in its sight as the software giant's licensing crackdown focuses on China." The Register 4/27
  • "Microsoft continues push for home-automation OS" Electronista 4/27
  • "Could this be HP's Windows 8 business slate?" ZDNet 4/27
  • "Oracle CFO: We didn't want this lawsuit with Google" CNET News 4/27
  • "Oracle and Google rest in copyright trial; Oracle CFO says 'it's hard to compete with free'" The Verge 4/27
  • "Majority of big data is 'worthless', says Oracle's Mark Hurd" V3 4/27
  • "Oracle upgrades standard Java, JavaFX" InfoWorld 4/27
  • "Can analytics cut rugby injuries? IBM thinks so" ZDNet 4/27
  • "Intel anticipates major smartphone market share" TG Daily 4/27
  • "Intel buys $75 million worth of patents from Aware Inc.: Wi-Fi, LTE technology emphasized in Intel purchase" Network World 4/27
  • "Aware Up 60%; Selling WiFi, LTE Patents To Intel For $75M" Forbes 4/27
  • "Aware to sell patents to Intel for $75 million, shares surge" Reuters 4/27
  • "Intel seeks help from supply chain in response to changes in Acer ultrabook plans" DigiTimes 4/27
  • "Intel researchers plan for a smarter, personalised cloud using sensors" Techworld 4/27
  • "AMD consolidating data centers with cloud, hardware upgrades: AMD will reduce its number of data centers from 12 to three by 2014 and is also considering software licensing fees and taxes in consolidation effort" IDG News Service 4/27
  • "CISPA Passes The House: What You Need to Know" PCWorld 4/27
  • "How CISPA would affect you (faq): CISPA may have cleared the U.S. House of Representatives, but the fight isn't over. It's shifted to the U.S. Senate. Here's CNET's FAQ on what you need to know about this particularly controversial Internet bill." CNET News 4/27
  • "U.S. turns spy agency on itself, critics of cyber bill say" Reuters [Free Registration Required] 4/27
  • "CISPA Cyber-Threat Bill Passes House Despite Worries Over Privacy" eWeek 4/27
  • "CISPA passes the House, privacy battle moves to Senate" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 4/27
  • "IT engineers ponder fix to dangerous Internet routing problem: Weakness in the Internet's routing system can cause major service outages and allow hackers to spy on communications" IDG News Service 4/27
  • "Chip execs see 20 nm variants, 3-D ICs ahead" EE Times 4/27
  • "How chips, PCs, services companies are faring" Yahoo! News 4/27
Finances (Click heading for current Apple Stock price.)
Apple News
  • "Apple, Google could join Dow index: Barron's" Reuters 5:37 PM
  • "Apple, Google about to join Dow Jones stock index? Barron's reports that the Dow Jones Industrial Average is due a makeover and that Apple and Google better represent the global business landscape." CNET News 5:09 PM
  • "The Week Ahead: Will Europe Spoil Apple's Party?" Forbes 4/28
  • "Apple: Jefferies Sees 'Enormous' iPhone 5 Ramp, 'iTV'" Barron's 4/27
  • "You Can't Analyze Apple, Just Own It" Forbes 4/27
  • "The unrepentant Ed Zabitsky and his $270 Apple price target" Fortune 4/27
  • "A look at the Apple short, plus the VIX" MarketWatch 4/27
Industry News
  • "Apple and Amazon Help Lift Nasdaq 2.3%: The 'Teflon' market continues to rise, as investors ignore bad news in favor of good. Nine stocks that could pay special dividends, including Limited Brands, Carnival and HCA." Barron's 4/28
  • "Amazon, Expedia lead broad tech gains" MarketWatch 4/27
  • "U.S. stocks rise on strong earnings reports: Analysts note household spending a silver lining in GDP data" MarketWatch 4/27
  • "Dow Back in Black for April, S&P Tops 1400" CNBC 4/27
  • "Stocks Rise as Solid Earnings Trump GDP Data" FOXBusiness 4/27
  • "S&P 500 Gains as Retailers Surge to Record on Earnings" Bloomberg 4/27
  • "Stocks Finish Week With Polite Gains" TheStreet 4/27
  • "Stocks close out a strong week" CNNMoney 4/27
  • "Dow Rises, Gains 1.5% on Week" [Paid Membership Required] 4/27
  • "Stocks mull U.S. economy, Spain downgrade" CNNMoney 4/27
  • "Canadian stocks rise; Air Canada up 14%" MarketWatch 4/27
  • "Asia Falls on Europe Woes" [Paid Membership Required] 4/27
  • "Asian Stocks Drop as Europe Concerns Overshadow Japan Stimulus" Bloomberg 4/27
  • "Asia Markets: Asia falls as Europe woes offset Japan easing" MarketWatch 4/27
  • "European Stocks End Higher" [Paid Membership Required] 4/27
  • "European Stocks Wrap Up Longest Stretch of Gains Since March 16" Bloomberg 4/27
  • "Europe Markets: European stocks end week higher after U.S. data/Sandvik rallies after better-than-expected earnings" MarketWatch 4/27
  • "Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks: Nasdaq's 10 most active stocks at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4/27
  • "Midday Glance: Computer companies/Computer companies shares mixed at 1 p.m." Associated Press 4/27
  • "Final Glance: Computer companies" CBS News 4/27
  • "What Are Three Undervalued Tech Sector Gems?" MoneyShow 4/27

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